Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates


Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is a retained executive search firm, specializing in higher education executive recruitment for colleges and universities, with additional practices in independent school and nonprofit recruitment. The firm’s mission is to find the best leaders uniquely suited to address the needs of its clients while providing the highest levels of service and collaboration.

Storbeck/Pimentel employs more than 30 consultants and support staff in two main offices (Los Angeles and Philadelphia), with affiliated offices in Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, and Virginia. The leadership team primarily involved in the Elon University search includes Managing Partner Shelly Weiss Storbeck; Julie Tea, a partner in the firm; and Anne Koellhoffer, associate.

Collectively, Storbeck/Pimentel consultants have more than a 100 years of experience in the executive search industry and have conducted approximately 2,000 executive-level searches for higher education and nonprofit clients over the last two decades. Notable successful searches by Storbeck/Pimentel principals include the presidencies at Bates College, Davidson College, Haverford College, Rice University, Swarthmore College and Washington & Lee University.